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Gluten Part 3- Herbs

As mentioned in Part 1, gluten sensitivity is easier to diagnose and treat than gluten intolerance in Western medicine. However, in Chinese medicine there are MANY herbal formulas to address this problem. They are composed of herbs that "Regulate Qi" and relieve "Food Stagnation". Ironically, "sprouted" grains & seeds, fruits, and fermentation are HEALING and indispensable:

fu xiao mai [wheat]

yi yi ren [pearl barley]is not believed to be allergenic

Gluten Part 1- Diagnosis

It is estimated that 30-40% of the population has some sort of gluten sensitivity, compared to the <1% who have Celiac disease [Osborne, 2016]. With 70% of those who think they have Celiac disease actually having a gluten sensitive disorder [Osborne, 2016].  Properly differentiating then treating Celiac disease vs. gluten intolerance vs. gluten sensitivity avoids bigger problems down the road. 

Gluten intoleranceis the inability to digest gluten, a family of storage proteins found in all grains.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I wrote this long article because many women were approaching me for help related to complaints of fatigue. Yet, they did not present with the Chinese medicine diagnosis I expected. Some were self-treating with substances [including Chinese herbals] that were dis-harmonious with their constitution, making accurate diagnosis and treatment difficult. While women are mostly impacted by CFS, 20% of sufferers are men who remain undiagnosed [Clayton, 2015, p.

Brain Food-As-Medicine

Chinese medicine addresses age-related cognitive decline by harmonizing the mind, and safeguarding the Three Treasures (jing qi, and shen). This is loosely equivalent to nourishing the nerves, regulating hormones, supporting adrenal glands, and protecting genetic endowments (jing). Food-as-medicine is self-care in these regards.
 
Glycineis an amino acid shown to benefit memory and cognition by enhancing transmission of chemical signals in the brain. It is concentrated in animal gelatin (e.

Stress Management

People of all ages and walks of life experience acute & chronic stress that result in anxiety & depression, and somatic complaints such as pain.Stress management is core to healing!

I recently interned at a hospital-based pain & stress clinic where I received the same acupuncture treatments given to patients. What I realized from this experience was that while we have an accurate perspective on our acute stressors, we do not have insight into our chronic stress. Stress is not just psycho-emotional in nature but encompasses stressors that are structural, immunological, hormonal, metabolic, nutritional, toxicological /infectious and genetic in nature.
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